Lift To Rise uses data to build a rigorous, shared understanding of the circumstances that residents face, including their needs and opportunities — an essential prerequisite to inform our collective impact work. In the organizing stages of this work, we quickly recognized that we needed to engage in a way that would allow us to address the multiple layers of disadvantage operating across the Valley, and to overcome the long-standing silos that prevent collective engagement toward the shared vision of a more inclusive, equitable Coachella Valley. 

Lift To Rise uses a collective impact approach that catalyzes both institutional and grassroots actors to shift their attention and activities toward mutually reinforced interventions that address the underlying causes of poverty in the Coachella Valley. 

  • 46% of CV residents live below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

  • Hispanic residents, who account for more than 50% of the population in the CV, are 3 times more likely to face poverty than White CV residents 

For more information on the importance of data in the work of Lift To Rise, please check out these documents: